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USN Hit and Run Raids Feb-Apr 1942 Decals

Starfighter Decals 1/72 USN Hit and Run Raids Feb-Apr 1942 Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2014 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject USN Hit and Run Raids Feb-Apr 1942 Decals Scale 1/72
Set Number 72-142 Pros Ten distinctive subjects
Cons Printer banding on instructions Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $12.00    

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this nice decal set for a nice cross-section of US Navy aircraft from the early war years.

USN Hit and Run Raids Feb-Apr 1942 Decals USN Hit and Run Raids Feb-Apr 1942 Decals

This decal set provides markings for the following subjects:

  • SBD-2, 2106, VB-2, 2-B-2, 10 Mar 1942
  • SBD-3, unknown, VS-6, S-4, 1 Feb 1942
  • TBD-1, 0342, VT-6, 10, 1 Feb 1942
  • TBD-1, 0319, VT-5, 1, 10 Mar 1942
  • B-25B, 40-2344, April 1942, as piloted by Lt.Col Billy Mitchell
  • F4F-3A, 4031, VF-2, F-15, 20 Feb 1942, as flown by Lt. Butch O'Hare
  • F4F-3A, 3986, VF-2, F-13, 10 Apr 1942, as flown by Lt. Butch O'Hare
  • F4F-3A, 3976, VF-2, F-1, 10 Apr 1942, as flown by Lt.Cdr. J.S. Thatch
  • F4F-3A, 3914, VF-6, F-14, 1 Feb 1942,
  • SOC-1, unknown, 8, 1 Feb 1942

This provides sufficient markings to do at least five aircraft, one of each aircraft type. The instructions provide recommended kits and builder's notes. You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!

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